Bulbophyllum chionanthum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermuelen

Common Name The Snow White Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .4" x 1.2" [1 x 3 cm] wide x long

Found in western New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each distinct, loosely clustered erect, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, obovate, acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a 1 to a fascile of many, basal, peduncle .56" [1.4 cm] long, provided with 3, scales, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a white flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 21 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 drawing fide